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2/14/2020

Keeping your teen moving may reduce risk of depression

Keeping your teen moving may reduce risk of depression

Posted 10:46 AM 2/14/2020 by Sandee LaMotte, CNN

(CNN) -- Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us -- it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces (More)

2/13/2020

Snapchat launches mental health tool

Snapchat launches mental health tool

Posted 9:30 AM 2/13/2020 by Victoria Alaniz, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

Snapchat is checking in with its users' mental health with its newest update.

The app, popular with users ranging from 13 to 24 year olds, will introduce a new tool called: “Here for you.”

The new feature will provide safety resources from (More)

2/11/2020

Children may be more likely to attempt suicide if their parents use opioids

Children may be more likely to attempt suicide if their parents use opioids

Posted 11:46 AM 2/11/2020 by Hope Beitchman, KOMU 8 Producer

A joint study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh shows children may be more likely to attempt suicide if their parents use opioids. 

Researchers studied data involving more than 240,000 parents over six years. While the percentage of (More)

2/10/2020

New study shows smoking may be bad for your mental well-being

New study shows smoking may be bad for your mental well-being

Posted 9:29 PM 2/10/2020 by Hope Beitchman, KOMU 8 Producer

JERUSALEM A new study published in PLOS ONE suggests that smoking may be bad for your mental well-being. Israeli researchers from Hebrew University of Jerusalem surveyed more than 2,000 college students. They found those who (More)

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